21 Mar 2006
Kasarova Seduces in Weak Donizetti Staging With Clumps of Monks
Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London.
(Photo: Opernhaus Zürich)
By Shirley Apthorp [Bloomberg.com, 21 March 2006]
March 21 (Bloomberg) -- Vesselina Kasarova makes a fine adulterer. As Leonor de Guzman, mistress of King Alphonse and bride of ex-monk Fernand, she holds center stage in Zurich Opera's new ``La Favorite.''